Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

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Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Czernozub » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:14 am

Hello dear fellow reenactors!
I have come here to ask for advise- I am looking for some informations about how english longbowman during campaign of Henry V. in france should look like. I am mostly interested at doublet- don't you have some photos of good reconstruction, or some scaned manuscript please? I have founded just this picture. And yes, I have Osprey book about english longbowman.
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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Fox » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:02 pm

Oh look. A real Hussite!
Welcome. <waves>

Can I ask why you want the information?
That might help us better answer the question.



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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Czernozub » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:04 pm

Because Azincourt 2015 of course! :D I would like to make myself a costume of english longbowman for this event.


That wierd guy from eastern europe...

"...and from my skin make a drum, so I could scare our enemies even when I'll be dead."
Jan Zizka of Trocnov
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEfCniXWV8

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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Fox » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:44 pm

That's what I suspected.



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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Jackie Phillips » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:35 pm

Hi,

The clothing guide for the Company of St George gives a good general construction guide for doublets - their focus is later, but it's helpful for pattern-making
- http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch/cms ... e_Download

Medieval Tailors Assistant by Sarah Thursfield is excellent (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw ... z8eat9hx_b)
- Plenty of construction tips including how to make a body block that will help you get a good fit.

1415 doublets are generally longer than later doublets, they can have the "V-shaped" collar, though it was usually fairly shallow, they sometimes had just a low round collar instead.

Jackie


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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Czernozub » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:00 pm

I know 14th century and late 15th century doublets very well, also those two books, but the thing is- i can't find any good "basement" for doublet in this "middle" period. But I think the same as you about how should it look like, but now I just need to prove it.


That wierd guy from eastern europe...

"...and from my skin make a drum, so I could scare our enemies even when I'll be dead."
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEfCniXWV8

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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Fox » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:17 am

So what you really looking for is historic images of early 15thC doublets, so you can prove this to yoru own satisfaction?

You could go trawling through Karen Larsdatter's site.
http://www.larsdatter.com/sitemap.htm



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Re: Longbowman- Battle of Azincourt

Postby Mark Griffin » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:02 pm

and I'm not entirely sure Gerry Embleton would claim that image is the epitome of the most up to date research, fine artist though he may be. The sources listed above are fine. Always go to original sources first....


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